Ciena offers 'self-service' programmability with new Blue Planet architecture

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20 Oct 2015
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Ciena has unveiled enhancements to its Blue Planet network orchestration software to help operators expand and accelerate the delivery of new services across both virtual and physical domains.

The enhancements enable service providers to accelerate their transformation from closed and siloed network architectures to more open, on-demand software-driven networks.

Ciena said its Blue Planet software helps service providers automate services to reduce operational costs, eliminates network complexity and drives greater competitive advantage through a level of service programmability previously unachievable.

Blue Planet software advances Ciena’s OP network architecture approach and delivers a number of critical benefits to service providers including new container-based, micro-services architecture allows rapid customization and accelerated development of new applications, including those from third-parties and based on open-source.

Blue Planet is also said to loosely couple software functions within these containers to create and enable SDN management and control, NFV orchestration, and multi-domain service orchestration.

The new architecture also enables disaggregation of the software stack, enabling providers to add their own services, the company said.

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